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1st Mar '16 12:21:04 PM Hanz
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** Cerberus' official stance on anything that makes them look bad to Shepard (usually [[PlayingWithSyringes highly unethical projects]] that [[GoneHorriblyWrong backfired horribly]]) is to declare them "Rogue Cells".
5th Feb '16 2:32:05 AM Morgenthaler
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->'''Kritzinger:''' That we have undertaken to [[FinalSolution systematically annihilate all the Jews in Europe]]? That possibility has personally been denied to me by the [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Führer]]!\\
'''Heydrich:''' [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust And it will continue to be]].

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->'''Kritzinger:''' That we have undertaken to [[FinalSolution systematically annihilate all the Jews in Europe]]? Europe? That possibility has personally been denied to me by the [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Führer]]!\\
Führer!\\
'''Heydrich:''' [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust And it will continue to be]].be.
23rd Jan '16 6:41:41 PM karstovich2
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** An excellent modern example of this is the reveal that the United States was spying on (among others) Germany's Chancellor, Angela Merkel, despite the US and Germany being putative allies. Germany expressed outrage, as did many other European Union countries, and the US issued various ''mea culpa'' statements and immediately discontinued the programs. The unacknowledged truth is that ''everyone'' is spying on ''everyone else'': there are almost certainly German spy programs aimed at the United States that have not been revealed. [[NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught It's just the normal way of doing international business]].

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** An excellent modern example of this is the reveal that the United States was spying on (among others) Germany's Chancellor, Angela Merkel, despite the US and Germany being putative allies. Germany expressed outrage, as did many other European Union countries, and publicly, the US issued various ''mea culpa'' statements and immediately discontinued the programs. The unacknowledged truth is that ''everyone'' is spying on ''everyone else'': there are almost certainly German spy programs aimed at the United States that have not been revealed.revealed (and, contrariwise, even if the specific programs the US was running has been terminated, the Germans and other Europeans fully expect that it has been replaced with something virtually identical). [[NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught It's just the normal way of doing international business]].
3rd Jan '16 12:02:58 PM Temmere
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* ''Film/TheInsider'' refers to the "standard tobacco 'we don't know' defense" -- basically, as long as tobacco executives can say that there's even a ''little'' doubt that cigarettes cause lung cancer, they can keep selling their product and raking in billions.
2nd Dec '15 11:57:04 AM dreamofwritting
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--> '''Secretary Nimziki''': [[TwoWordsObviousTrope Two Words, Mr. President. Plausible Deniability.]]

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--> '''Secretary Nimziki''': [[TwoWordsObviousTrope [[TwoWordsAddedEmphasis Two Words, Mr. President. Plausible Deniability.]]
26th Nov '15 8:23:12 PM MAI742
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'''Heydrich:''' And it will continue to be.

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'''Heydrich:''' [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust And it will continue to be.be]].
14th Oct '15 4:21:08 PM StFan
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* In the first ResurrectionMan series (taking place in the DC Universe), our titular character confronted a bunch of mobsters and crooked cops while appearing in a monster-like form. One of the witnesses was later confined to a mental institution for reporting what she saw.

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* In the first ResurrectionMan ''ComicBook/ResurrectionMan'' series (taking place in the DC Universe), our titular the title character confronted a bunch of mobsters and crooked cops while appearing in a monster-like form. One of the witnesses was later confined to a mental institution for reporting what she saw.



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8th Oct '15 3:14:32 PM babyhenchy1
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* From ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', this is [[PragmaticVillainy Lord Roose Bolton's]] life philosophy. The reality is that he is almost as much of a sadistic monster as his son, [[AxCrazy Ramsay]], he's just far, ''far'' [[SoftSpokenSadist better at hiding it]]. He will indulge in [[{{Troll}} subtle acts of cruelty]], but always in ways that can be taken back or denied. If he can find a way to maintain Plausible Deniability for more heinous actions, then all bets are off.

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* From ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', this is [[PragmaticVillainy Lord Roose Bolton's]] life philosophy. The reality is that he is almost as much of a sadistic monster as his son, [[AxCrazy Ramsay]], he's just far, ''far'' [[SoftSpokenSadist better at hiding it]]. He will indulge in [[{{Troll}} subtle acts of cruelty]], but always in ways that can be taken back or denied. If he can find a way to maintain Plausible Deniability for more heinous actions, actions ([[TongueTrauma including enforcing his "quiet people" rule more forcefully]]), then all bets are off.
8th Oct '15 3:09:36 PM babyhenchy1
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* From ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', this is [[PragmaticVillainy Lord Roose Bolton's]] life philosophy. The reality is that he is almost as much of a sadistic monster as his son, [[AxCrazy Ramsay]], he's just far, ''far'' [[SoftSpokenSadist better at hiding it]]. He will indulge in [[{{Troll}} subtle acts of cruelty]], but always in ways that can be taken back or denied. If he can find a way to maintain Plausible Deniability for more heinous actions, then all bets are off.
--> '''Roose Bolton:''' 'A peaceful land, a quiet people.' That has always been my rule, make it yours!
4th Sep '15 5:09:54 PM nombretomado
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* At first Gainax's anime ''[[NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater Nadia, Secret of Blue Water]]'' seemed to use this trope. It took place in 1889 and features remnants of Atlantean civilization fighting a covert war right under the world's nose, without seeming to affect history in any way. However, apparently at the end of the series they just said "screw it" and [[spoiler:have a giant flying saucer blow up the Eiffel Tower, a 1/4 of Paris, and project giant holograms all over the world.]]

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* At first Gainax's anime ''[[NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater Nadia, Secret of Blue Water]]'' ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' seemed to use this trope. It took place in 1889 and features remnants of Atlantean civilization fighting a covert war right under the world's nose, without seeming to affect history in any way. However, apparently at the end of the series they just said "screw it" and [[spoiler:have a giant flying saucer blow up the Eiffel Tower, a 1/4 of Paris, and project giant holograms all over the world.]]
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